Traditional Museums, virtual Museums. Dissemination role of ICTs.

Disegnare con. 2018;11(21):1-13


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Journal Title: Disegnare con

ISSN: 1828-5961 (Online)

Publisher: University of L'Aquila

LCC Subject Category: Fine Arts: Architecture: Architectural drawing and design

Country of publisher: Italy

Language of fulltext: Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, English

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Tommaso Empler (Sapienza Università di Roma)


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Time From Submission to Publication: 3 weeks


Abstract | Full Text

<p><span style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: medium;">Many cultural spaces, which have been transformed into museums contain very few exhibits. In particular, museums in buildings or second-tier archaeological areas, where most of the finds have been moved to museums of major importance or exhibits that have been removed for different organizational/exhibition needs. In these situations, the use of ICT affords the possibility to incorporate effective communication and dissemination systems. As a result, it involves visitors and scholars within the exhibit using procedures related to edutainment, interactive and immersive experiences, serious games and gamification. As a case study are taken the Museum of the Walls, as a museum in building, and the archaeological area of the Maxentius archaeological complex, as an open-air museum, both located on the Ancient Appia road. In the Museum of the Walls Superintendent's requirements are to enhance and disseminate:</span></p><p><span style="font-family: Calibri;"><span style="font-size: medium;"> - the presence of the Museum, located in one of the many well-preserved Roman city gates located in the Aurelian Walls;</span></span></p><p><span style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: medium;">- the history of the city gate and of the short section of walls connected to it;</span></p><p><span style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: medium;">- the history and articulation of the walls of Rome.</span></p><p><span style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: medium;">In the Maxentius archaeological the main goal is to make understand the history and the function of the two main structures (the circus and a Mausoleum of Romulus), which are visible and open to visitors, ensuring a greater understanding of an area with the size of about 4 hectares, where visitors today can only benefit information from some panels.</span></p>